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From Monday 22 November 2021

Volumes – ‘Happier?’

If you like your metal heavy and with grooves so irresistible they make your limbs move before your brain can process it, then you’re probably already very aware of Volumes. First emerging with their dark 2010 EP ‘The Concept Of Dreaming’ and then their stunning debut album ‘Via’

Thursday 11 November 2021

Silent Planet – ‘Iridescent’

Silent Planet are a band whose searing honesty and emotional intensity has transformed them from a good band into a great one. Melding the crushing musical fluidity of their ranks with a gut-wrenchingly candid lyrical approach creates not only an impact but also a feeling, and it’s powerful

Thursday 21 October 2021

Every Time I Die – ‘Radical’

It’s been a long, long time since we last got a full length album from Buffalo hardcore legends Every Time I Die – five years to be exact – but that wait is finally over. After sharing their first taste of new music towards the end of a

Friday 08 October 2021

LIVE: While She Sleeps / Loathe @ Underworld, London

Picture the scene; it’s Friday night, you’re in London, you’re on your way to a completely sold out Underworld and you’re about to see one of this country’s finest metalcore bands, While She Sleeps. Six months ago you’d have pinched yourself and woken up from your dream, resuming

Friday 24 September 2021

Sleep Token – ‘This Place Will Become Your Tomb’

There are few acts – not just in the UK but the world – that have as much mystery surrounding them as the mighty Sleep Token. Not only do we not know who’s involved in the project beyond the fronting member’s pseudonym – the enigmatic and sinister Vessel

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Thrice – ‘Horizons / East’

Music, regardless of genre, is used as a form of expression. Be it grief, love, loss, death, religion, politics or anything in between, music serves as the perfect vessel to explore emotional connection with, and there are few bands that captain that exploration quite like Thrice. From their

Friday 17 September 2021

Spiritbox – ‘Eternal Blue’

If you’re reading this review, I won’t waste your time by detailing and explaining who Spiritbox are and why we’re so excited to get our mitts on this record. You’re likely here reading this because you share the exact same level of enthusiasm. One of the most exciting

Thursday 26 August 2021

Jinjer – ‘Wallflowers’

Ukraine isn’t the first place you’d think of when it comes to brutal and unrelenting metal, but Jinjer are changing that. The technical metal quartet burst through the ranks after the video for their single ‘Pisces’ went viral, the diversity and power of lead singer Tatiana Shmailyuk blowing

Monday 23 August 2021

Between The Buried And Me – ‘Colors II’

Every band has a record that makes their blip on the musical radar glow far brighter. An album that sees a band completely lock into their sound, so breathtaking and special that its brilliance is impossible to ignore. For progressive metal masterminds Between The Buried And Me, that

Thursday 12 August 2021

Lorna Shore – ‘And I Return To Nothingness’

Deathcore is currently undergoing an enormous revival, with bands like Brand Of Sacrifice, Shrine Of Malice and Slaughter To Prevail all breathing new life into the devilishly heavy genre. Leading the pack, however, is Lorna Shore – a band who, no matter what life throws at them, pick